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. alex savidge is there at the scene with a look at the damage and more on the story. alex. >> reporter: this was an elderly woman who suffered burns and also smoke inhalation after she was pulled from her burning apartment. as we push in here, you can see that second story unit that was clearly heavily damage the. this fire broke autoat second and east street. crews on scene tell us it was a fairly small kitchen fire. firefighters made their way through the unit they ended up finding this unit inside and she was unresponse i. firefighters dead say she did have -- firefighters did say she had a pulse when transported. >> we were able to extinguish the fire fairly aggressively. we did find a victim within the home. they found him in the bedroom during our primary search. >> reporter: aside from that one woman, no one else was hurt in the fire. although it's unclear if anyone else was inside the apartment at the time. that woman is being treated at eden hospital. her condition this morning is not being released. her name not being released either. as we bring you back out here live we wil
palace. the event comes in amist of a contention gun control debate. alex savidge is live. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the organizers of this event tells ktvu he's never seen crowds this big. he expects the same thing here today at the cal palace as this event continues. day two. folks already lining up this morning to get into the cross roads of the west gun show. the doors open here at 9:00 this morning. this was the scene yesterday as hundreds of people turned out. gun enthusiasts are motivated to buy because they are worried aboutish creased gun -- about increased fun control measures. later on this week the vice president will release a series of recommendations to reduce gun violence including universal background checks. >> politicians are looking to piggy back on this event to further impede the rights of the american people. second amendment rights and their legal and lawful gun ownership. these people are voting by coming out. >> reporter: now because california has a ten-day waiting period for gun sales you won't see anybody leaving the show with the new firearms
violence in that city. alex savidge is live right now at city hall with what city leaders are expected to say. alex what are they expected to say? >> reporter: well, they are supposed to come up with some solutions some ways to try to curb the shootings. it was a particularly violent weekend in oakland. this announcement will involve both the mayor and police chief. again it will happen within the hour. the announcement will take place right at the spot where three-year-old carlos nava was killed back in 2001. you may remember this shooting. the young boy hit by a stray bullet and right now there is a mural that has been painted in that area in his honor. no one from oakland police or the mayor's office has culled me back. we do understand the focus will be on the four homicides in oakland this past friday and the 11 people wounded by gunfire over the weekend. just last night five people were shot at a birthday party. the surge in violence has led larry reid to be called as a state of emergency. the move would free up funds from the state. now many in oakland agree with the councilman.
that injured an 8-year-old girl. alex savidge is live at the police department where the chief has been speaking about these recent shootings. alex? >> reporter: good afternoon. the chief of police here in oakland says the type of violence that we've seen recently in this city, police officers being shot, a child shot yesterday, he calls it unacceptable. a news conference just wrapped up here at oakland's police headquarters. the chief of police is promising that officers will track down the gunman who shot an 8-year-old girl during a drive-by. she suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and she will be leaving the hospital and is expected to fully recover. i had a chance to talk to her father for a short time. he told me his daughter is in good spirits right now. she was outside playing at a ref's -- relative's house when several gunmen drove by and opened fire on the place. the child was the only person hit. this morning, the chief said something out there knows who she is shooters are -- these shooters are. >> someone out there saw what happened and we want you to help us solve this crim
oakland freeway saturday afternoon. ktvu alex savidge is in oakland with the video and the search for the drivers. alex. >> reporter: and this morning the chp is investigating this freeway side show. it happened right in the middle of 880 in this area of the freeway right next to the coliseum. and it was in the middle of the day only saturday. the dangerous stunt was captured on video. this is the video that was posted on youtube over the weekend. it shows several cars doing donuts right in the middle of the freeway. at the time traffic bus brought to a standstill. the video lasts less than two minutes until someone yell out five-o. warning that chp officers were on the way. everyone hops in their cars a and takes off. they were not able to catch the people involved in this stunt. other drivers that have scene the video are concerned. >> i would hope that whoever is responsible that highway patrol or whomever do what they need to do to make sure it doesn't happen again. >> reporter: the chp has tips which they hope will lead them to the drivers that shut down this freeway. i did t
for beach goers and several areas are off limits ahead of the mavericks surfing competition. alex savidge joins us live to let us know the new restriction insist place. good afternoon. >> reporter: with nice weather and the mavericks competition going on, there will be big crowds at many bay area beaches including half moon bay. today the coast guard is putting out a warning. you can expect there to be large waves. in many spots. it in the 10-foot range and the coast guard is hoping the people won't under estimate the power of the ocean and especially since several people recently are swept out to sea by large waves. >> i hope everyone takes that as a warning that the ocean is not for giving. just be cautious out there and take the precautions necessary. >>> in the meantime, the coast guard is planning special patrols on sunday near half moon bay for the surf contest. there will be three boats in the water to handle any emergencies. the coast guard is discouraging people from watching the contest on a boat. they hope boaters will steer clear of pillar point. the waves could be 20 feet wit
. alex savidge was the first reporter on the scene at 4:30. he's live to tell us why our cold water may be having a problem. >> reporter: good afternoon. the hayward director of public works says a combination of frigid temperatures and soggy soil from recent rain is likely what caused this underground water pipe to shift and break. repair work is going on right now. i was just told by a worker they getting set to turn back on the water. businesses in the area have had to get by with no running water. water started to pour flooding the intersection of jackson and slay streets in hayward. it took city crews four hours to shut off the water. hayward's director of public works says recent rain an cold temperatures may have contributed to this mess. >> the the soil has satch waited. with the cold, there is -- sas saturated and with the cold, that causes old mains to break sometimes. we've had several breaks all over town that are small. this is the biggest one we've had. >> reporter: crews spent the morning digging down and vacuuming out water to get a closer look at the damage. workers hav
crews are working to cap a water main break on one of the busiest streets in hayward. alex savidge has just arrived on the scene with the very latest from there. >> this intersection of jackson street where we are right now quickly filling up with water as you can see. we'll push in over there. water just gurgling up out of the roadway. causing minor flooding issues. much of it is closed down. jackson street in the eastbound direction is closed. westbound traffic still open as first responders and police keep things closed off. we've seen firefighters out here. they're trying to control the flow of water. trying to access the water valves. so far we have not seen the flow of water lessening any any way. we did just get here on scene. we are still gathering information. we have yet to talk to firefighter os police officers. i will try to get more information from them. get a sense of how this unfolded and how this began. for now we are live in hayward this morning alex savidge ktvu channel 2 news. >>> and crews worked through the night to fix another water main break. this one in concor
area also intervene conveniented -- intervened. alex savidge has more on this. >> reporter: construction got underway early this morning, a habitat for community, volunteers in hard hats fanned through the in daly city. some painted. >> we're really looking forward to coming together and finding a way to service and really to contribute. >> reporter: about 100 people took part today helping put the finishing touches on this 36 unit complex that will provide affordable housing for bay area families. but -- but those chosen families do have to put up work. they help build the home they will live in. >> reporter: the volunteers started to build this back in 2010. it's the largest habitat for humanity project in the world. rob alvarado working on the roof today was here when construction first started and came back for this national day of service. >> i feel like, you've had a lot of opportunity, you've had success and you just feel fortunate. you should come out and help others people that meet that same opportunity. >> as you can see, a lot of these units still have a lodge w
will come in to open the oakland police department combat a recent rise in crime. as ktvu eight alex savidge shows us, the plan was approved during a heated argument that stretched into the early- morning hours. >> shame on you! >> reporter: an angry reaction from the audience inside oakland's city hall as the council vote came down just after 2:00 this morning. members gave the go-ahead to hire bill bratton as a police consultant following four hours of emotional public comment. >> be quiet. >> reporter: one speaker was even escorted out. opponents of bratton are particularly concerned about an aggressive stop-and-frisk policy he's used in the past that some believe could lead to racial profiling. >> that will not add any real solutions. your fares are only gonna get worse. >> reporter: still with a 7-1 vote, the council approved a contract with strategic policy partnership. the firm will have bratton develop a plan to curb a recent rise in crime in oakland. >> we will make every effort to include as people as we can in this process so we have good representation. >> reporter: and the counc
. ktvu's alex savidge is live from san francisco to let us know more. >> reporter: good afternoon. mayor ed lee says san francisco has come a long way in the past year. he says bouncing back from high unemployment and a large deficit. he gave that state of the city speech in this venue here across the street. it's a nonprofit education group here in the bayview district of san francisco. the mayor this morning was optimistic about san francisco's future. >> my fellow san franciscans, i would submit to you on these facts alone, the state of our great city and county of san francisco is vital. it's resurgent and it's strong. [ applause ] >> reporter: mayor lee pointed to a balanced budget and the creation of thousands of new jobs in san francisco during his state of the city speech thisern mooing -- city speech this morning. he also talked a lot about the biotech industry. he says he knows the economic recovery has not become a reality for many in san francisco, especially low- income residents and called for more affordable housing so people are not priced out of the city. he also critic
. alex savidge is there. >> reporter: good morning. this woman hospitalized right now is what we understand. we are working right now to get more information from the hayward fire department on her exact condition. this was an elderly woman. she was pulled out of her second story apartment here. this is the second story unit we are showing you right now. last night. the woman suffered burns and smoke inhalation. this fire broke out just about 9:30 last night. crews on scene tell us it was a fairly small kitchen fire and as crews made their way through the unit that is when they found the woman inside and she was unresponsive. now firefighters did tell us she had a pulse when she was transported over to eden hospital. now aside from that one woman, we do understand no one else was injured in this fire. we don't know if there was anyone else in the unit itself at the time. but we know no firefighters were injured. toy have a call in to the hayward fire department waiting to hear back from a ball talion chief. waiting to hear about how this fire started. live in hayward alex savidge
:30. there is a water main break in hayward. ktvu alex savidge was there first. he's with us now. what is happening and he's checking on things as we're speaking to him. when i get your attention, i want to know what is happening now. i can see the street over your shoulder and how is traffic effected? >> reporter: traffic is still a problem here. several lanes shut down in both directions here at the intersection of jackson and santa clara street. as you can well see water still pouring up out of the roadway. this has been going on for the last 2.5 hours. this water main burst early this morning. we are getting new information right now from the police lieutenant here on scene that just told me a short time ago this is a very good size water main that burst. a 12-inch water main that broke. right in the middle of the intersection. obviously causing all these problems this morning. and lieutenant just arrived here on scene. what is the update as far as the work that city crews are doing right now? how long until the water can be shut off? >> we're hoping a half hour to 45 minutes for an update. wat
a tower of the bay bridge. ktvu's alex savidge joins us live with new details about this bar pilot's past. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning. a coast guard spokesperson tells me there will be an update on this investigation coming after the team is briefed at 8:00 this morning. we do know that investigators will be sitting down later today and talking with the pilot at the controls of this 750-foot oil tanker when it struck one of the bay bridge towers. he's identified as george close with eight years experience. he did pass an alcohol test yesterday and the results of a drug test may come back today. yesterday's accident yesterday after the vessel was heading back to sea. there was heavy fog in the area at the time. that cut visibility on the bay to just about a quarter mile. this double-hauled vessel struck the wood and barrier that sports the bridge on the western span. caltrans says there was no structural damage. the ship just unloaded 350,000 barrels of crude oil at the shell reminery in martinez when the accident happened. there was no oil spill as a result of the crash
on crime. ktvu's alex savidge is live for us in oakland and tells us the vote came after hundreds of speakers and a heated debate. >> reporter: well, hundreds of people spoke out on this controversial topic. there were four hours of public comment. the final vote didn't company until the morning. the council approved a consulting contract with bill bratton, a man whose past policing policies have come under fire. that vote angered many people in the audience. many in the crowd reacted strongly as the vote came down just after 2:00 this morning. ktvu had the only camera inside council chambers at the time. police moved in for a short time to maintain order. there were roughly 275 people who spoke at this lengthy council meeting. the council approved a contract with bratton's consulting firm on a 7-1 vote. bratton will help come in and help with a crime-fighting plan. critics are concerned about an apressive stop-and-frisk pomcy that -- aggressive stop-and- frisk policy that some worry could lead to racial profiling. this woman voted against this. >> a vote against this is not about
but they are now moving again. alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:03. boats in redwood city are no longer allowed to stay at pete's harbor. but some of the tentants say they are not going anywhere. today is the eviction day for the receipt maining boats after several tenants left yesterday. some say they need more time since their boat engines are not working. the harbor has been sold to an developer. the california land's commission is debating if part of that harbor should remain open to the public. >>> well, a man who was looking into buying an iphone off craigslist was robbed at gunpoint in concord. it happened at 7:00 in the lucky parking lot on clay road. an iphone 5 was for sale. the suspect has been arrested. he's christopher ebert stallworth of oakland. >>> 7:04. in a few hours, you can trade guns for cash. in marin county, it's part of the area's first-ever gun buyback event. organizers will take $200 for semi-automatic guns and $100 for other guns. you must bring proof of residency in order to take part. the five dropoff locations are open from 11:00 this morning until 8:00 ton
are told to use caution. alex savidge is live at half moon bay with the extreme surfing set to start an hour from now. good morning, alex. >> reporter: well, that's right we are here at pillar point harbor in half moon bay. i talked with one of the competitors. he is very excited and keep in mind, this is the first time they held the mavericks surf contest since 2010. so a lot of buzz this morning. this is what it looked like on the harbor. servers were getting boards ready and they are going to get ready to get on the contest that starts a short time from now. fans out here as well. everyone is fired up for the big event. surfers expecting a nice mix of big swells. and keep in mind, this area near pillar point is full of hazards, that's what makes it so intriguing. strong currents and jagged rocks. we have 24 surfers hitting the water today. a short time ago, we caught up with one of the competitors who is just down the road from santa cruz. >> local knowledge, i guess. but, it is pretty much one of the biggest waves. and anyone who is a big wave diehard surfer, it is one of the not
's alex savidge explains it all makes sense at a fremont lake. >> reporter: dragging old christmas trees down to the shore of horseshoe lake today. volunteers tied them together as part of a unique environmental project. the 700 trees were donated by vendors after they didn't sell during the holidays. now as the water level rises here they will sit at the bottom of the lake, providing a habitat for young fish, particularly bass and bluegill. >> it's going to create an artificial reef which will have algae on it, insects feed on the algae and small fish feed on the insects. >> this project is organized by the east bay regional park district. peter alexander saids me that the goal is to boost fish populations in this manmade lake park rangers have been collecting unused christmas trees and putting them into this lake for about the last 20 years. >> i thought it was very interesting and thought that that is neat that they can recycle and use this. >> reporter: these trees have a limited life- span underwater. that is what they look like after seven or eight years in the lake. the branche
on the peninsula. in fact, as ktvu's alex savidge reports it's the largest project of its kind in the world. >> reporter: construction got underway early this morning, as habitat for humanity volunteers in hardhats fanned out throughout the complex in daly city, everybody pitching in as parts of national day of service. >> we're really looking forward to coming to the and fine finding a way to contribute. >> reporter: the complex will provide affordable housing for bay area families, but those chosen families do have to put in some work. >> our model is base on a hand up, not a handout. so our homers volunteer and they are helping to boil the home that they will live in. >> reporter: it's actually the largest habitat for humanity project in the world. rob alvarado, who was working on the roof today was here when construction first started and came back for this national day of service. >> i just feel like, if in your life, you had a lot of opportunities, and you have had success and you just feel fortunate, you should crotout and help other people that need that same opportunity. >> repo
a teenager passenger. alex savidge tells us that highway patrol were chasing a stolen suv when it crashed. >> reporter: the out of control suv plowed into this tree in the oakland hills this morning with a total of eight people inside. paramedics transported six of them with various injuries and an oakland police sergeant told me one of the passengers a 19- year-old man later died. >> we just saw the truck go up into the rock it looked like the rock over there and then the tree and turn sideways. i thought it was going to flip over, but it didn't. >> reporter: police say this stolen suv was speeding down a speech hill with chp officers in pursuit when the driver veered off the roadway. >> i'm an rn and i came running, because i heard the crash and that is what i am wired to do. but i was afraid to go and see if someone was hurt because i was afraid they would think i was the bad guy. >> reporter: investigators say two men men in the suv ran off after the crash. officers caught one of them right away, but the second man who police say was the driver managed to escape. this chase actually
:22. alex savidge is in oakland. he will tell us what's exact happening -- what's happening today about this rise in crime. >>> a purr watchdog is trying to keep your -- a consumer watchdog is trying to keep your rates from going up. back in december, the state approved pg&e's request to raise its natural gas rates to help finance upgrades to the system following the deadly san bruno pipeline explosion. but the group says customers should not have to pay for pg&e's mistakes. >>> 7:20. i think you are still gonna need a coat this morning. it's another cloudy, chilly morning. but that's beautiful. >> yes, it is. >> live pictures. meteorologist, steve paulson, will be here to tell us when things will start to warm up. >>> and the one thing that superstorm -- and the one thing that dash and the one thing that sonia sotomayor said she could not discuss but she did anyway. >>> supreme court justice sonia sotomayor was here in the bay area and told a san francisco audience about her journey to the high court. sonia sotomayor is the first latina and the third woman on the u.s. supreme court. s
. but it was a holiday celebration marred by violence. ktvu's alex savidge tells us a 12-year-old boy was among three people who were shot. alex? >> reporter: well, as thousands packed the waterfront last night, someone opened fire here on embarcadero close to pier 2. a total of two people shot here. one of them a 12-year-old boy. he was hit in the foot but is expected to be okay. now, this happened about 11:30 last night, as people were waiting for the fireworks show to begin in san francisco. along with the boy wounded, a man was grazed in the hip by a bullet. san francisco police say both of those shooting victims are being treated for nonlife- threatening injuries. at this point, it's unclear why the shooter began to fire or who their intended target was. just about an hour before that, there was another shooting along the waterfront. this one close to fisherman's wharf, near jefferson and mason. one person shot in the hand. police say that person's injuries request are not life- threatening. a search for the gunman came up empty. i put in a call to the police department's spokesperson about upda
've been following since 4:30 this morning. a water main break on jackson. ktvu's alex savidge was first on the scene and joins us to tell us when crews expect to have the water shut off. it was supposed to be at 7:00. but that's no longer the case? >> reporter: that's correct. the time frame, obviously being pushed back. it's a very complicated process from what i understand as they are still trying to isolate where the break is on this underground water line and what those workers are doing from the city of hayward's water department, they are checking the valves near this intersection trying to see which one of them will shut off the water. obviously they haven't found it yet. lanes of traffic are closed down. more of them have opened up. so cars are coming through. this is jackson and santa clara streets. as you can see, it's right near the ent transto 880 -- entrance to 880. water is still running down the street. this is what it looked like when this 12-inch line ruptured. firefighters were called in to cut off the flow of water. it wasn't a simple fix. so apparently, the water dep
. >>> ktvu alex savidge just arrived on scene. what can you show us? what can you tell us? >> reporter: i can tell you this is a pretty good sized fire that is burning here at the lee high hanson cement plant. you can see a pretty good plume of black smoke that is coming up from this hillside here. there is workers driving by leaving the plant at this point. but you can see a lot of smoke there. what we understand is on fire is trucks of some kind. heavy equipment that is up in that area. it's unclear how the equipment caught fire. we understand there is power lines involved here because pg&e has called in. also have calls into the fire department. the plant as well. working to get more information on exactly what has caught fire here. but we are being kept a good distance away from it. we will try to gather more information and be back later on in the show. alex savidge ktvu channel 2 news. >>> two-year-old boy and his mother are listed in stable condition after getting shot last night in menlo park. the drive by shooting happened around 7:45 at the intersection of willow road and bay front
not far from geneva. just a short time ago, alex savidge spoke to the victim's grieving mother. alex? >> reporter: well, good morning, the mother of the man who died in this double shooting told me she would really like witnesses to come forward and help out police. at this point, investigators have only a limited description on this gunman who, early this morning, just about midnight, opened fire on two cousins. it happened here on the00 block of naples -- 1100 block of naples street. the relatives gave me this photo, 43-year-old daniel cologne, a father to one son who grew up in san francisco. relatives say he and his cousin were walking home from a nearby bar when the shooting happened. daniel cologne died at the scene. his cousin, andrew cologne, was shot in the upper body and taken to san francisco general hospital. the mother -- the mother of the man who died says she can't believe this happened and doesn't have any idea why anyone would target her son or andrew cologne. >> i don't know. i don't know. i don't know who who want to hurt my son or my nephew. >> reporter: relatives
the weekend. alex savidge joining us live to show us video of the stunt. you say this is not the first time something like this has happened alex? >> reporter: well, dave, looking online, i was able to find quite a few similar videos of these freeway sideshows. many of them taking praise right here in -- place right here in oakland. and many took place along 880. right by the coliseum is where we are this morning. as we drove along the freeway, you can see a ton of tire marks on the roadway here. this is the video that surfaced on the internet over the weekend. it was posted originally by a man from vallejo. it shows several cars simultaneously doing doughnuts right in the middle of the freeway and this happened right in the middle of the day on saturday. traffic, as you can imagine, came to a standstill on 880. the video lasts less than two minutes before someone warned those drivers that chp officers are on the way to the scene. everyone gets in already cars and they drive out -- in their cars and they drive off. people who have seen the video are hoping the chp will be able to track down
alex savidge is in oakland with the video of this stunt. just incredible. alex. >> it really is pam. good morning, to you. the chp i just talked with a spokesperson a few moments ago and confirmed indeed investigators are taking a very close look at that viral video that emerged showing the dangerous stunt in the middle of #-- of 880. this is where it happened in the middle of the day on saturday. as we drove along the freeway we could see tons of tire marks on the roadway. this is the video that surfaced on youtube over the weekend. it shows several cars doing donuts in the middle of the freeway in the middle of the day on saturday. traffic at the time was brought to a standstill on 880. now the video last less than two minutes until someone yells out 5-0. warning the driver that police officers are on the way. this stunt was a dangerous distraction for other drivers and people who have seen the video are hoping the chp can find the people involved. >> i would hope whoever is responsible that the highway patrol or whomever do whatever they need to do to make sure that doesn't happ
ton and bancroft. ktvu channel 2 reporter alex savidge joins us from the apartment complex with more on the victim and the damage to his home. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning. neighbors say the man that was hurt in this early morning fire is the landlord of this five unit apartment complex. the fire broke out here in his front unit where as you can see firefighters had quite a bit of work to do this morning as they pulled out debris. this is some of the degree that was pulled out. this call came in just about midnight. the fire was burning here on acton street. firefighters say when they got here they saw a man suffering from smoke inhalation and minor burns. he was trying to put the fire out himself with a hose. as flamesser to through his apartment neighbors heard him screaming for help. one woman described what he heard and did. >> i just heard some popping sounds and then i heard him yelling call 911. and so that's what i did. >> reporter: the chief out here told ktvu this fire at this point doesn't appear to be suspicious. there will of course be an investigation t
flowing into the road on a busy street there. it's all on jackson street. alex savidge was first on the scene. he joins us with an you have date on the efforts to shut that water off. is that water still going? >> the flow of that water has dispated but as you can see here, it's still rushing from the middle of the intersection here where this water main broke early this morning. a police lieutenant i just talked with told me crews have been called in here to try to cap this water main break. as you can see has closed several lanes of traction here at the intersection of jackson and santa clara streets this morning. police doing traffic control in this area. let me show you what this looked like earlier this morning when the water main burst just after 3:30 this morning. a lieutenant told me the cause of the break remains unclear at this point. he also couldn't tell me how big this main is. but firefighters were called in initially to cut off the flow of water. i'm told the situation was a bit more complicated so city work crews are now coming in and we did just see some of the c
and bancroft about midnight. alex savidge is right there. what happened? >> reporter: the man that suffered the minor burns is actually the landlord of this five unit apartment complex. the flames broke out inside his unit which is the frontout where we are standing. you can see here firefighters had to pull quite a bit of charred debris outside of his place this morning as they were battling the flames. captain told ktvu this fire was burning through the attic mostly. the call came in after midnight. berkeley fire crews responded to hack ton street. when firefighters got here they found a man that had been hurt trying to put out the flames inside the apartment using a hose. as fire burned through this place neighbors heard him screaming for help. he was transported to the hospital. >> there was smoke coming out of the attic. there was one person transported to the hospital with minor burns and smoke inhalation. >> reporter: the captain told ktvu this fire doesn't appear to be suspicious but there will be a full investigation to figure out how it started. a neighbor out here says the man th
. that shooting happened at seminary and east 17th street last night shortly before 6:30. ktvu's alex savidge has been there since 4:30 this morning tells us police have been scouring the area for any signs of the suspects. alex? >> reporter: and good morning. i did just get off the phone a short time ago with a spokeswoman for the oakland police department who confirmed to me this is still a very active manhunt in the area. as i step out of the way, you can see the street is still blocked off. we're pushing you down seminary avenue. you can see the s.w.a.t. vehicle there. a number of others remain in the area trying to -- officer s remain there. they believe they have the suspects in the perimeter. they are still actively searching. the spokesperson said they've written search warrants to go inside homes as well. this began at 6:30 last night when an undercover police officer was shot and wounded during a stakeout operation. three gunmen were seen running off. police were able to take one of those men into custody. but two others escaped. throughout the night, officers were going through here wi
francisco woman who was set on fire is pleading for the suspect to turn himself in. ktvu's alex savidge is in san francisco with what sparked the violence and who police are searching for this morning. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning. relatives say this was a heated argument over laundry that apparently prompted this attack yesterday. this man accused of setting his girlfriend on fire is still on the loose this morning and police are hunting for him. in the meantime, the victim in this case, a mother of 3, remains hospitalized with burns to her face and her chest. relatives tell ktvu she's 25- year-old star lamarr. she's now being streeted at saint francis hospital burn -- treated at saint francis burns center. her injuries are life- threatening. they are trying to track down dexter oliver, her boyfriend. he's accused of dousing her on gasoline and setting her on fire in the middle of the street. this attack happened yesterday around noon near hollister and jennings street in the bayview district. police say oliver used gas from one of the canisters at the couple's home. v
streets. alex savidge is joining us live where authorities expect to open up the streets pretty soon, right, alex. >> reporter: this crash has left a 22-year-old man dead this morning. his name is not being released at this point. this is a single car accident. investigators are out here working the scene. it happened on first south street. over the 280 overpass. he swerved off the road and his car ended up on the roof. that's where it still is at this point. >> the coroner removed his body and the crash happened at 2:30 this morning. he went off the roadway. >> sheared off light poles and went over the embankment before flipping and landing on its roof. they heard the crash and tried to help the driver. there was rain overnight in the area. traffic investigators will be trying to figure out if weather played a role in the deadly crash. >> weather could have played a factor. i don't know what the rain was like at the time of the stent. -- of the accident. >> there is water down there. >> reporter: at this point the sergeant on scene told me no outward signs that alcohol was involved
there was no one else hurt. alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, alex. >>> last night on 28th and foothill boulevard around 5:30, police say this was not a hit and aun. investigators want to know if the young boy ran out into traffic or if he was in the crosswalk. >>> two 17-year-old girls in san mateo are facing dui charges in connection with a cause that caused a major mess. this happened wednesday night at el camino real and both teens were driving in separate suvs that crashed into a fire hydrant and power pole. no one was hurt but that road was shut down for several hours. police say the teenaged drivers were under the influence and were arrested and cited. >>> we're following develops news this morning about the ongoing situation in algeria where islamic militants took dozens of foreigners hostage. there is word this morning that the al qaeda-linked militants want to make a deal. reportedly they offer to trade two americans in exchange for two terror suspected jailed in the u.s. one of those suspects was involved in planning the 1993 world trade center bombing. coming up
. ktvu alex savidge is there now with the latest on the woman and her fire damaged apartment. what do you know alex? >> reporter: we do know this woman was in very bad shape when firefighters pulled her out of that burning apartment. it's the second story unit here at this complex in hayward. you can see a lot of damage from the outside. this was an elderly woman who suffered from burns and smoke inhalation. after this fire started about 9:30 or so inside theout. we're right in her second and e street. crews on scene told us it was a fairly small kitchen fire to begin with. as crews made their way through the unit, they found this woman inside and she was unresponsive at the time. firefighters did say they were able to get a pulse on this woman once she was transported to the hospital. crews tell us this wasn't a large fire by any stretch that left this woman injured. >> we were able to extinguish the fire fairly quickly with an aggressive interior attack. we did find a victim within the home. they found him in the bedroom during a primary search. >> reporter: no one else aside from that
reporter alex savidge is going to have more on what the chp is looking for and reactions from drivers coming up at 5:00. >>> also in oakland a crash involving an ambulance and a tanker is being investigated. that happened at about 9:30 last night on interstate 80 right near the powell street onramp. a tanker somehow hit an ambulance and crashed into a guardrail. the tanker was empty so fortunately no hazardous materials threat. and also the ambulance was not transporting anyone at the time. no one was hurt. >>> san francisco firefighters say years of intense training paid off when they rescued an elderly man trapped inside his burning home. fire crews were called to a home yesterday afternoon. they found the garage burning, the home filled with smoke, and elderly man that could not walk in an upstairs bedroom. firefighters immediately got the man safely out of the home and rushed him to the hospital. >> we train and train and train for this. and it makes it all worthwhile. it's a risk. we won't take risks without the rewards. and knowing that this is at stake, we took considerable ris
in berkeley set a man to the hospital. it happened on ackton street and bancroft. alex savidge is there now with more. >> reporter: neighbors are telling us the man who was injured in this fire is the landlord of this five-unit apartment complex. this is the place that caught fire. the front unit here. we're told by a fire captain that most of the fire was burning actually up in the attic of the unit. there was quite a bit of dark to the -- quite a bit of damage to the unit. this call came in just about midnight. that's when berkeley fire crews responded to this apartment on acton and bancroft way. this one inside the home, he was hurt and suffered minor injuries and some smoke inhalation as he was trying to put out the flames inside his apartment using a hose. according to the people in this area, he was transported to the hospital. a number of people nearby heard him screaming for help and called 911. a fire captain described for us what the first crews on scene were dealing with. >> there was smoke coming out of the attic. one person was transported to the hospital for minor burns and sm
volunteer who has been working on this project from the beginning. alex savidge reporting. >>> later today, a community group in south bay will hold the 14th annual stop the violence rally in san jose. hundreds of people are expected to attend. to find an event near you, go to we have put up a link to the national day of service website. you can find it by going to our website and looking under the web link section under hot topics. >>> crews are continuing the preparation for the inaugust gracious -- inauguration. he will be officially sworn in tomorrow on the 20th, but another ceremony will be held for the public. 6000 national guard members were sworn in to help with the security at the parade and the convention center. here's a look at the schedule for the inaugural events. vice president joe biden will be sworn in tomorrow morning then president obama will take his oath of office in a small ceremony in the white house as we mentioned. then monday morning, the public events start at 8:30 on capital hill. ken pritchett and tori campbell are heading to washington dc for live re
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